George Pușcaș’ stunning opener against Cardiff City at Madejski Stadium has been named on a three-goal shortlist for Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month for August 2019.
What a way to mark your first appearance in front of the home crowd. 25 minutes into his first appearance in front of the Madejski Stadium support, the Romanian international netted a goal of the highest order.
Picking up the ball on the right flank, the forward strode down the right, beat Will Vaulks, before cutting into the box and lashing past Alex Smithies from a tight angle.
It was the first of two for Pușcaș that afternoon, before John Swift wrapped up a sublime 3-0 win against the Bluebirds.
A worthy contender for the monthly award. But two other for fans to consider in the form of Jack Marriott’s strike for Derby County against Bristol City and Cauley Woodrow’s hit for Barnsley against Charlton Athletic.
Take a look again at the goal below.
The shortlist was compiled by a judging panel comprises Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; Sky Bet Sponsorship Executive Matt Goodwin and EFL Senior Media Manager Rob Meaden.
But the winner of the award will be decided by football fans – the voting is open now on skysports.com, so follow the link and select Pușcaș’s goal on the poll.